The 20th Conference of Irish Historians in Britain will take place at the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool from 1st to 3rd July 2016. Under the theme of ‘Irish Revolutions’, we aim to explore the meaning and impact of the 1916 Rising and to situate it within the broader context of revolutionary movements in Irish history since the eighteenth century.
The conference will bring together speakers from the United States, Ireland and Britain. It will include a public keynote lecture by Professor Joe Lee, New York University, on the 1916 Rising, introduced by the Irish Ambassador to Britain, His Excellency Dan Mulhall.
Speakers include: Patrick Griffin Notre Dame University Gillian O’Brien Liverpool John Moores University Lauren Arrington The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool Leanne McCormick Ulster University Michael Robinson The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool Holly Dunbar University of Southampton Fearghal McGarry Queen’s University Belfast Marianne Elliott The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool Roisin Higgins Teesside University Stephen Kelly Liverpool Hope Rob Savage Boston College
Round-Table discussion on 1916, ‘When was the Irish Revolution?’, featuring Kevin Bean, University of Liverpool; Colin Reid, University of Northumbria; Ultán Gillen, Teesside University; Marc Mulholland, Oxford University; and Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid, Sheffield.
Registration for the conference is now open on https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/irish-studies/irish-historians-in-britain/.
The conference convenors gratefully acknowledge the kind support of the Department of Foreign Affairs (Ireland): Cultural Relations with Other Countries Programme and the Irish Embassy for this event and The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.